12 Regrettable Knock-Offs

Try harder next time.

Counterfeit and knock-off merchandise is a multi-million dollar industry: by preying on the status anxieties of a public whose desires are fed by advertising and the need to be accepted, counterfeiters and the makers of knock-off products line their pockets as they turn out cheap products made with subpar materials. Some, in an effort to skirt copyright and intellectual property laws, make their products just slightly different from the ones that they are obviously ripping off. 

The result? 

In these 12 cases, we hope it's laughable.

Enjoy.

1. If "microwavable" is the only benefit of the product, it's a sign to avoid it.

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2. Older, wiser, and not burdened with labels like "mutant."

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3. KK.

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4. Hmm. Seems legit.

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5. Love the 1.5" x 3" display.

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6. Steve?

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7. Coming soon: Sonic Potter and the Oval Office of Secrets.

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8. "Robert Cop 2: The Furniture of Law Enforcement."

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9. Okay....

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10. More like Arm and Ratchet.

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11. This is pretty special.

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12. Um, no.

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